NC Department of Public Instruction

Kindergarten Tasks

Click on each cluster header to obtain specific tasks. Tasks are also provided as compiled Word Documents for your convenience.

Counting and Cardinality

Compiled Word Document

Know number names and counting sequence. (K.CC.1 - K.CC.3)
Count to tell the number of objects. (K.CC.4 - K.CC.5)
Compare numbers. (K.CC.6 - K.CC.7)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and
understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. (K.OA.1 - K.OA.5)

Number and Operations in Base Ten

Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value. (K.NBT.1

Measurement and Data

Describe and compare measurable attributes. (K.MD.1 - K.MD.2)
Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category. (K.MD.3)


Identify and describe shapes. (K.G.1 - K.G.3)
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes. (K.G.4 - K.G.6

Updates/Revisions to Kindergarten Tasks: Revised September 2012

The Formative Instructional and Assessment tasks will continually be evolving as we move forward with implementing the new Common Core State Standards. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve upon this resource. Please send all correspondence to Barbara Bissell ( and Amy Scrinzi (

Student Record Keeping Forms

These forms are provided to keep on-going evidence of student understanding from the tasks provided or alternative assessment tasks used. Using checks, circles, and written notes, the teacher can record information from the tasks onto these student forms.

DU = Developing Understanding
CU = Complete Understanding
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = Standards for Mathematical Practice
Comments: Write observations of both strengths and next steps